Parliament

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Northern Victoria Region kindergartens

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:16:33) — My members statement today is about the kindergartens in my electorate. Of course we want every child in every community to be able to attend a great local kinder. Part of this is making sure that more kinders are accessible. Last..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Benalla Auto Club

Benalla Auto Club Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:06:00) — In my members statement today I would like to congratulate the Benalla Auto Club for another successful supercars event on the weekend. Labor has been a huge supporter of the auto club, which runs the Winton Motor Raceway…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Wangaratta Drug Rehabilitation Services

Wangaratta drug rehabilitation services Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:08:47) — Like some of my colleagues today I want to make a contribution on the fantastic Andrews Labor government’s budget that was delivered last week. I can say that wherever you live in northern Victoria, it is a..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS- Wall to Wall Street Art Festival

Wall to Wall Street Art Festival Ms SYMES — I also want to take the opportunity to congratulate the organisers of the Benalla Wall to Wall Street Art Festival. This year again at least 50 per cent of the artists in town preparing the murals on the walls..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS- Maddison Grey and Brooke Boulton

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:04:24) — Happy International Women’s Day to everyone. Mr Gepp — And to you. Ms SYMES — Thank you, Mr Gepp. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate two young women from the electorate of Northern Victoria Region, Maddison Grey and Brooke Boulton, who were awarded..

DUCK HUNTING SEASON

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (15:36:55) — I am going to speak to Mr Young’s motion today. I am by no means an expert when it comes to duck hunting, and I concede that Mr Young certainly is. His inaugural speech set out his vast background..

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS- Northern Victoria Region

Northern Victoria Region Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (14:07:07) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. This weekend will be the fourth annual Wall to Wall Festival in Benalla. The festival has been a resounding success and has doubled in size each..

ADJOURNMENT Nagambie tourism

Nagambie tourism Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:54:46) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, the Honourable John Eren. The specific action that I would seek is that he visit the township of Nagambie. Nagambie is..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS-Mitchell Shire Suicide Prevention Network

Mitchell Shire Suicide Prevention Network Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (12:41:50) — Today I would like to use my members statement to praise the Mitchell Shire Suicide Prevention Network, which recently invited Labor federal member for McEwen Rob Mitchell and Mitchell shire community groups and representatives to the..

ADJOURNMENT North east rail line

North‑east rail line Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (18:33:14) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it relates to the $1.57 billion regional rail revival package of works and upgrades to every regional passenger line in Victoria. It took some time, but..

PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT GC65

Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (11:37:20) — It is a pleasure to rise and speak on today’s motion, which has been proposed by Mr Davis. I must say Ms Patten’s contribution was very sensible and it made a lot of sense. I too will not be supporting Mr Davis’s revocation motion…

MEMBERS STATEMENTS Avenel

Avenel Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (10:16:03) — This morning I would like to use my members statement to talk about some initiatives in the small town of Avenel. It was a pleasure to be there last week to officially open the upgraded community hall, a $400 000 project..

ADJOURNMENT

Cohuna District Hospital Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:25:21) — My adjournment matter is also for the Minister for Health. The action I seek is for her to work closely with the administration of Cohuna District Hospital to assist them in the attraction of a locum general practitioner..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Broadford Football Netball Club

Broadford Football Netball Club Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (09:54:51) — I would like to use my members statement today to put out some local congratulations to the Broadford Football Netball Club on yet another fantastic season. They recently held their end‑of‑year awards night, including awarding life membership..

VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING BILL 2017 – Second reading

Second reading Ms SYMES (Northern Victoria) (17:07:18) — It is with great respect, appreciation and understanding of the responsibilities of being a member of Parliament that I contribute to the debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. At the outset I want to acknowledge the many,..